Miz Quickly’s 16 December: More Titles

Winter Sunrise Climbing on a Warm Fragrance

I rise to the smell of coffee,
and pull back the curtains.

It’s a sight I’ve known since I was young,
that thin winter light of dawn’s sunrise.

                  Every day it improvises.
Mist muzzled into the forest roots.
Clouds with a rhythm of their own.

The sky filling with that warm
bruised colour, and night cursing
daylight for its treason.

But the apple tree remains a riddle –
a single fruit hanging from the end
of a bare stem. And with each sunrise,

I am reminded that I was born to fall
into little pieces and specks of dust,

like that apple, one day falling from
its stem to become someone’s memory.

Written for Miz Quickly’s 16 December: Some People Are Good At Titles. Photo by János Patrik and  Toufic Mobarak on Unsplash. ©Misky 2021 Shared with #apoemaday on Twitter

9 responses to “Miz Quickly’s 16 December: More Titles”

  1. This is intriguing. I especially like the last 4 stanzas.


    1. Okay! 😂 So cut the coffee, curtains, sunrise, and clouds, and go straight for the apple, eh? 🤣

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      1. 😦 Sorry if that was rude. I like the first part but it feels like a different poem to me.

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        1. 😂 It didn’t come across as rude at all! Don’t worry. 💕

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  2. This made me feel sad, Misky😢. Beautifully written though.
    Apples to apples,
    dust to dust!


    1. Be of good cheer; it’s Christmas. Followed by a 2-week lockdown it seems. 😂🥳🤶🏻

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  3. Wow… those last four lines, Misky – that’s just magic and truth mixed up into a potion.


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    1. ❤️ thanks! ❤️

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